The American Cancer Society predicts there will be 101,000 new cases of colon cancer and 44,000 cases of rectal cancer in 2019. While the patient is the focus of treatment, family members are often left wondering what their risk of the disease is in the long term. Cancer is a complex process from every aspect, how it starts, how it grows, how it spreads and how your body responds to it. Even more complex is the treatment involved, including the timing of radiation, the need for chemotherapy, the timing of surgery, the extent of surgery, and whether surgery is even needed at all.
Lima Memorial Health System will honor and celebrate more than 140 associates who have achieved impressive milestone years of service. The Annual High Five Associate Recognition Banquet will be held at the University of Northwestern Ohio Event Center on Thursday, March 7. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. Associates will receive awards for their years of service, ranging from 5 to 45 years. Collectively, these associates have provided 2,310 years of great care at Lima Memorial.
As part of its ongoing Exploring™ Program, Lima Memorial will be hosting an Exploration Day on Friday, March 1. Participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves into two simulated scenarios that include following two patients throughout their stay at Lima Memorial. The scenarios will involve a patient who has experienced a stroke and another who has experienced a heart attack.